Found and Funky Opening Reception

Found and Funky Opening Reception

Posted on December 7, 2016 by

Join us for the opening reception of Found and Funky, a solo exhibition of mixed media and assemblage works produced by artist Michael Kelly Williams during his fall artist residency at MFTA. Drawing inspiration from the expansive collection of found …

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carrie Morrisey at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on June 1, 2015 by

During the second to last weekend of our month long curation of Ace Hotel New York’s Artists-in-Residence, the Flatiron destination hosted Carrie Morrissey, founder of New York based jewelry design house ISLY NYC. We first connected Morrisey after her heartfelt …

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Christian Joy at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 13, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. For our …

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Carolina Penafiel at Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

I Will Take Care of You, 2015, old paper on new mirror // Look at Me, 2015, old paper on new mirror. Both pieces created as part of Carolina Penafiel’s May 3, 2015 Ace Hotel New York residency as curated …

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

One Night Only: Creative Reuse at The Ace Hotel New York

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

During the month of May, Friends of Materials for the Arts is curating Ace Hotel New York’s Artist-in-Residence series, promoting the artistic merit of creative reuse by working with top contemporary artists for a wider platform of exposure. During their …

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Posted on May 9, 2015 by

  Remember those cute little arts & crafts projects you did every school year for Mother’s Day? The ones that somehow survived all these years later. Despite all the fancy brunch spots, flower arrangements and nifty gadgets; that class project …

Conversations: Polina Porras Sivolobova on identity and the freedom of medium

Conversations: Polina Porras Sivolobova on identity and the freedom of medium

Posted on March 18, 2015 by

Polina Porras Sivolobova is a Russian-Mexican artist, working simultaneously in the visual arts and in performance. Her artwork spans multiple disciplines such as drawing, artist books, video, photography and performance. Her artwork has been shown at the Hemispheric Institute of …

Director’s Notes: Prop Summit

Director’s Notes: Prop Summit

Posted on August 25, 2014 by

By MFTA Executive Director Harriet Taub One of the greatest things about working at Materials for the Arts is our access to very talented people.  For those of us who love performance, we are eternally grateful for the designers and artists who …

(Re)Building the City

(Re)Building the City

Posted on July 11, 2014 by

Urban planning artist James Rojas has been working in Materials for the Arts’ media room to create models of different spaces in New York City. The founder of Place It!, a design-based urban planning initiative, James created model-building workshops and …

On View: FIGMENT’S Interactive Reuse

On View: FIGMENT’S Interactive Reuse

Posted on June 20, 2014 by

FIGMENT NYC kicked off summer on Governor’s Island earlier this month with their annual festival, featuring over 300 participatory interactive art projects, performances, and installations. Before the weekend, 47 FIGMENT artists across all disciplines visited Materials for the Arts for …